Artist Bios

Lawrence Yurman

Lawrence Yurman is a pianist, arranger and conductor with 30 years of experience on Broadway and beyond. War Paint is his third collaboration with Scott Frankel and Michael Korie, having worked on the New York productions of Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven. He was the music director/arranger of the Broadway revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, starring Harry Connick, Jr., and provided similar contributions to the recent Broadway musical It Shoulda Been You. Additional Broadway music directing and/or conducting credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Side Show, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Guys and Dolls, Les Misérables, Marie Christine and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. He has provided arrangements for and recorded with Lea Salonga, Christine Ebersole, Howard McGillin, T. Oliver Reid, Anne Runolfsson and Sam Harris and Laurie Beechman. He has 11 Broadway cast albums to his credit. Television credits include 12 seasons of playing for the American Idol cast-offs on Live! (with Regis, then Kelly and Michael), as well as appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He has been an adjunct faculty member at New York University’s graduate acting program since 1984. Mr. Yurman is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Juilliard Prep Division.